The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 99 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.01% 22.20% 20.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.39% 61.59% 68.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 57
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -13.83%
SQL
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
223 164 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 38.32% 36.04% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 116 75
Average daily rate £325 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £145.00 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+974.07% -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 63 £325 +18.18% 32
Newport +8 24 £441 +23.85% 8
Torfaen +1 3 £390 +50.00%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 2
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Merthyr Tydfil - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 4
Caerphilly - - - -
SQL
Wales

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 60 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (30.27%) SQL Server
3 55 (29.73%) Java
4 46 (24.86%) XML
5 43 (23.24%) Finance
6 40 (21.62%) HTML
7 38 (20.54%) Oracle
8 37 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 35 (18.92%) Spring
9 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
10 34 (18.38%) Relational Database
10 34 (18.38%) Web Services
11 30 (16.22%) TDD
11 30 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (15.14%) JavaScript
13 27 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
15 25 (13.51%) BDD
16 24 (12.97%) Windows
17 23 (12.43%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (11.89%) .NET
18 22 (11.89%) CSS
19 21 (11.35%) Scrum
19 21 (11.35%) SQL Server 2012
20 20 (10.81%) Selenium
20 20 (10.81%) Hibernate
20 20 (10.81%) Banking
20 20 (10.81%) SOAP
20 20 (10.81%) RDBMS
21 19 (10.27%) MySQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.49%) FileNet
1 12 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.41%) SAS
3 6 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.24%) CMS
3 6 (3.24%) Lync
3 6 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.70%) OpenROAD
5 4 (2.16%) Apache
5 4 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.62%) IIS
6 3 (1.62%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) SPSS
2 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.24%) SaaS
3 3 (1.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) Internet
1 4 (2.16%) 3G
1 4 (2.16%) 2G
1 4 (2.16%) 4G
2 3 (1.62%) DHCP
2 3 (1.62%) HTTP
2 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.62%) VPN
2 3 (1.62%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) SSL
3 2 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (30.27%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.38%) Relational Database
3 30 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (14.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (12.43%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (11.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (10.81%) RDBMS
8 19 (10.27%) MySQL
8 19 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (4.32%) Data Mining
9 8 (4.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (3.78%) MongoDB
11 6 (3.24%) MS Access
12 5 (2.70%) Ingres
12 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
13 4 (2.16%) Star Schema
13 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.62%) DTS
14 3 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (1.08%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 20 (10.81%) Selenium
2 17 (9.19%) Maven
3 16 (8.65%) Subversion
4 14 (7.57%) JUnit
5 12 (6.49%) Ant
6 10 (5.41%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (4.32%) JIRA
7 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.24%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.24%) eggPlant
9 6 (3.24%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.70%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.70%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.16%) Toad
11 4 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.16%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.62%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.62%) Hudson
13 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
General
1 43 (23.24%) Finance
2 20 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (5.95%) Retail
4 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.62%) Legal
6 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (50.27%) Developer
2 44 (23.78%) Analyst
3 41 (22.16%) Java Developer
4 14 (7.57%) DBA
5 13 (7.03%) SQL DBA
6 12 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.49%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.41%) MI Analyst
9 9 (4.86%) Lead Business Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) C++ Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Administrator
11 7 (3.78%) Perl Developer
11 7 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 4 (2.16%) Senior Software Engineer
13 4 (2.16%) VB.NET Developer
13 4 (2.16%) Test Analyst
13 4 (2.16%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.16%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.86%) XML
2 40 (21.62%) HTML
3 35 (18.92%) Spring
4 34 (18.38%) Web Services
5 22 (11.89%) .NET
5 22 (11.89%) CSS
6 20 (10.81%) SOAP
6 20 (10.81%) Hibernate
7 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET
7 17 (9.19%) J2EE
8 15 (8.11%) Struts
8 15 (8.11%) XSLT
8 15 (8.11%) REST
9 12 (6.49%) MyBatis
9 12 (6.49%) Java SE
9 12 (6.49%) jQuery
10 9 (4.86%) RESTful
11 8 (4.32%) Ajax
12 7 (3.78%) JPA
12 7 (3.78%) Mojolicious
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.78%) Visualisation
3 7 (3.78%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.70%) Statistics
4 5 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.16%) Handset
5 4 (2.16%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.62%) User Experience
6 3 (1.62%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.62%) GIS
7 2 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Economics
8 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Open Source
8 1 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.97%) Windows
2 14 (7.57%) UNIX
3 13 (7.03%) Linux
4 11 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.70%) AIX
7 2 (1.08%) Solaris
7 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.22%) TDD
3 25 (13.51%) BDD
4 21 (11.35%) Scrum
5 16 (8.65%) UML
6 15 (8.11%) OO
7 13 (7.03%) CRM
7 13 (7.03%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.49%) ETL
8 12 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.95%) RAD
9 11 (5.95%) Data Analysis
10 10 (5.41%) Workflow
11 9 (4.86%) MVC
11 9 (4.86%) SOA
11 9 (4.86%) Test Automation
12 7 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (3.78%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.78%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (29.73%) Java
2 28 (15.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.11%) C#
4 12 (6.49%) VBA
5 11 (5.95%) PL/SQL
6 10 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.32%) C++
7 8 (4.32%) Perl
8 7 (3.78%) Scala
9 6 (3.24%) PHP
10 5 (2.70%) VC++
10 5 (2.70%) VB
10 5 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.62%) VBScript
11 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.08%) Groovy
12 2 (1.08%) XPath
12 2 (1.08%) XQuery
12 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.32%) MCITP
5 6 (3.24%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.62%) Degree
7 2 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) ISEB
7 2 (1.08%) MCSE
7 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.08%) MCTS
8 1 (0.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.16%) Kibana
3 3 (1.62%) SCCM
3 3 (1.62%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.08%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (20.54%) Oracle
2 37 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.57%) IBM
4 13 (7.03%) Red Gate
5 7 (3.78%) HP
5 7 (3.78%) Cognos
6 5 (2.70%) Teradata
7 4 (2.16%) Apple
7 4 (2.16%) Sun
7 4 (2.16%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.16%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.62%) VMware
8 3 (1.62%) JBoss
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee
10 1 (0.54%) Sage
10 1 (0.54%) Northgate
10 1 (0.54%) Capita
10 1 (0.54%) Zend
10 1 (0.54%) SAP
10 1 (0.54%) Sybase
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